Leato Beach in Kota Selatan Sub-District, Gorontalo Province


Visiting Gorontalo Province during holidays would give a new experience to most tourists, especially those who live outside Sulawesi Island. One of the best things to do is indeed to explore local beaches. Here is a reference. The name is Leato Beach and it belongs to Kota Selatan Sub-District. As the name suggests, the beach resides in Leato Village. The beach is known for its beautiful sandy shoreline, actually. This explains why many people also call it Pantai Pasir Putih Leato or the white sandy beach. Not to mention visitors can do lots of fun things there.

The Nuance
In terms of nuance, Leato Beach is considered peaceful and calm. Thanks to the low number of visitors. That means tourists can enjoy relaxation to their heart’s content there. Next, as mentioned earlier, the beach is known for its pristine sandy shoreline. The texture is quite soft, in fact! What is more? The sea comes with some shallow parts, so the water looks so clear and beautiful. Some coral reefs are also seen there. What about the waves? They are quite weak and small! No wonder, almost all visitors would get in the water and enjoy swimming right away once arriving at the beach.

Exploring Leato Beach
Leato is one of the most famous beaches in Gorontalo Province. This explains why the number of visitors is high and the nuance feels merrier than other beaches. In terms of popularity, the beach is known for its stunning soft-textured white shoreline, actually. Thus, the most recommended thing to do there is beach walking. The length of the shoreline is moderate, so it takes some time to reach the tip of both sides of the beach. In order to avoid discomfort, in this case, tourists should come aside from at noon. Otherwise, the heat of the sun would be an issue.

Next, aside from beach walking, Leato Beach is also suitable for other activities. For example, tourists must use their camera and take some photos while exploring the site. The most common objects to capture are the sea, shoreline, and coral reefs. Is that all? Have no worries. Lots of colorful local fisherman boats are parked on the shoreline. These indeed can be a great background for photography. Here is another idea. Tourists should come at dusk and take photos of the sunset. At the time, the nuance feels more soothing, as well.

The next special thing about Leato Beach is none other than the location. The beach resides under a valley and far from the main road. That means tourists need to give some efforts in order to get to the shoreline! Have no worries. The accessibility is considered easy so everyone can get there without problems. For the information, the beach is also located near to Gorontalo and ferry port!

Nearby Attractions

  • Kurenai Beach
  • Whale Shark Point
  • Wisata Gunung Layang

How to Get There
For those coming from Jakarta City (the capital of Indonesia), they need to take an airplane in order to get to Gorontalo Province efficiently. For the information, a flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport to Jalaluddin Airport may take around 3 hours. Next, from the airport, tourists should take Batu Doa Street and head to Leato Beach right away. This trip would take around 1 hour and 7 minutes, as the distance is 37.7 km.

From Gorontalo City, the trip would be simpler. Tourists can simply take Laksamana Martadinata Street and head to the beach directly. The distance is 8.5 km so this trip may take only about 18 minutes.

Where to Stay

  • Century Beach Resort
  • Leato Beach Resort


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